My Bulk Cooking Section –Organized Pantry

Yesterday’s project of organizing the pantry yielded some food that needed to be used up soon. Time to do some bulk cooking. These are items that were nearing the expiration dates or had just over stayed their welcome in the pantry. What I didn’t mention in yesterday’s post is that I actually cleaned out two pantries, plus a smaller three-section bin that usually holds produce. In the latter, was a five-pound bag of organic potatoes that were just threatening to grow eyes. I hate potatoes with eyes. Ew. I mean, really ew. So, this afternoon I decided to attack the isolated … Continue reading

What Is A Freezer Cooking Mini Session?

This question is asked quite often – What is a freezer cooking mini session? And how do I go about trying it? First, I want to strongly suggest, to anyone who has never tried freezer cooking or once a month cooking (oamc), that they think long and hard about the time and commitment it requires. If that seems like too much time (basically you need 1 full and 1 half day for a full month of cooking), then consider a mini session. A freezer cooking mini session is different things to different people, and I’d like to take a moment … Continue reading

Why Freezer Cooking?

With all the freezer cooking that I do, I sometimes forget that others have trouble figuring out how to do it all themselves. Ever since I started writing articles about freezer cooking, I’ve been trying to help others save money by this wonderful method of cooking, but since I’ve been getting questions from people who are interested in trying it out for their families too, I realized that there is still a lot of ground to cover. Over the course of the next several weeks, you will see many freezer cooking related articles posted in the frugal living blog and … Continue reading

Freezer Cooking: How To Save Money On Freezer Storage

As the Queen of Freezer Cooking, affectionately nicknamed by my friends and family, you have heard me preach and preach about saving money by freezer cooking. Yes, it works. It saves loads of money a month because you are not as tempted to eat out, you always have delicious meals to heat up and serve quickly, and the time you save, equals savings as well. But what about when you have to purchase storage containers, and foil pans to store all of your delicious meals to go in the freezer. Doesn’t that change the cost? And doesn’t that cost add … Continue reading

Freezer Cooking Important Information

Before I share some freezer cooking recipes with you, I thought it best to explain some different things about freezer cooking. One of the questions I am asked most often when it comes to freezer cooking, is what freezes and what doesn’t. Can I freeze this? The simple fast answer, yes. The longer, more detailed answer, it really just depends. It depends on several different factors. One factor is what shape the food was in to start with, another is how you wrap and seal it, and another is how long you plan to freeze the meal. Honestly, to get … Continue reading

Essential Items for Freezer Cooking

Thinking about freezer cooking? Freezer Cooking, also known as Once A Month Cooking (OAMC) is an incredible way to save time and money on food every month. In this series of articles I plan to break up the different aspects of freezer cooking to make the whole process a bit easier for you to implement. I thought the best way to start would be to discuss the items needed for successful freezer cooking. These are not all necessarily essential for a day of cooking, but they will make it easier and allow for more flexibility. Recipes I guess the most … Continue reading

Freezer Cooking For Your Family

The most valuable tool I’ve found to save both time and money in the kitchen, is freezer cooking. In fact, I got so involved in freezer cooking that I actually teach a class on it locally. Plus I get the kids involved and we have so much fun together! Freezer cooking was not an over night mastery for me. It took nearly a year to master and perfect to make it work for me and my family. There are only three of us, so we don’t need huge meals. We also don’t do it every month, but I’ll tell you, … Continue reading